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Glenn,

Congratulations! It is beautiful...absolutely beautiful!

Peter VanBogart and crew at Cascade AutoSport are truely artists! I'm really glad to see them expand their fabrication, preparation and restoration work to historic cars! I saw your car in his shop afer blasting and primer. The transformation is incredible!

Now...when will you rally it! What's your schedule?

Rich Smith


( ps: Did you know Peter won the very first Historic Rally Cup award for the "Best Prepared Historic Rally" car at the Wild West ProRally in 2000? It was a turbocharged 1979 VW Rabbit, and that car won the same "Best Prepared" award again at the Oregon Trail ProRally in 2001.)
 

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Oh my, that is a truly beautiful car :eek: Out of curiousity, are there any other Cortina rally cars out there?
 

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Yes ! I'm working on a Mk1 ( '63 shell) 1500 GT that is hoped to be ready to rally early next year.

Colin McCleery
555 ClubRally, Ford Sierra
1963 Cortina Historic in progress
 

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Thanks for all the kind comments.

I'd like to make the Mt Hood club rally but I am not overconfident!

There are probably plenty of ex-rally Cortinas out there rusting away somewhere.

The Mk II is also unusual in that (in UK) they were rendered obsolete within a year and a bit of their debut by the Escort Twin Cam (of which I also own one!) [a href="http://www.drizzle.com/~glenn/twink"]click here[/a]

But the Mk II has always been a special car to me.

You might notice a few Mk 1 Escort parts used on it, but you will of course realize that period Mk II Cortina rally equipment doesn't quite grow on trees.
 

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Yeah, he was willing to sell that with the hot engine or with a stock one. Pretty pricey. I did not see it. LHD though I think.

I just got an email offer to buy my Escort from the UK, Twin Cams are getting so scarce there they fetch more than an RS1600 which is a bit nutty.

I really need to create a registry of Mk 1 Escorts in the US. There is a chap in Chicago with a rusty LVX946J, the Sears tires sponsored Safari Escort. Interesting in that it was not seam welded due to it being a last minute entry and the prep hasty.
 

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Are there potential RS1600 or Escort twinkies (or even a Mexico for god's sake) for sale in this country? IF and when I decide I've thrashed as much as I can out of the MG, the RS1600 is the "dream car." 'course, funding might be an issue....
 

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There was a rough Twink on Ebay in LA earlier this year. Went for about $10k (!!). Certainly increased the value of mine!
 

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>Yes ! I'm working on a Mk1 ( '63 shell) 1500 GT that is
>hoped to be ready to rally early next year.
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>Colin McCleery

I'll have a Mk I out there some year, certainly not by next year unless a big cashbird takes a dump on my head.

Ben
 
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